Chyluria or Milky Urine Disease is the presence of chyle in the urine. Chyle is a milky fluid composed of lymph and absorbed dietetic fats that are assembled as chylomicrons, taken up by lymph vessels, conveyed to the thoracic duct, and then drained into the left subclavian vein. In healthy subjects, the lymphatic vessels do not communicate with the urinary tract. Whenever there is an abnormal communication between these two structures, chyle leaks into the urine and the emulsified chylomicrons give it a typical milky and cloudy appearance which is often one of the first signs reported by the patient.
Most of the patients of chyluria are presenting with Proteinuria and weight loss is evident in most of the cases.
Diagnosis of Chyluria is easy and Milky urine tested in the lab shows the presence of chyle. Sometimes in patients of Chyluria lab test is found negative, then a more specific test of Urine Sample ” Urine for Triglycerides ” becomes diagnostic.
Ultrasound of the Liver is recommended to rule out the hepatic cause.
TREATMENT: In allopathy, most of the time mild cases respond well to anti-filarial drugs including HETRAZAN, in chronic cases with recurrence.
Homeopathic Treatment: Every case is treated with its own specific remedy according to symptoms.